Some are easy, some are hard, but hopefully most are interesting and a little bit fun. Some are tricky that require a little bit of head scratching. Welcome to the world of puzzles! Realize the fun of complexity and make a way out of it.
The event will test the analytical thinking skills of the participants. Their ability to approach a problem as well as to solve it are also be assessed. Presence of mind, lateral and abstract thinking of participants will also be taken into consideration.
The puzzles included in this event are Sudoku, Kakuro, word puzzle, number puzzles, riddles, maze, four pics one word, sudoku cube etc.
Puzzlemania will be held in two rounds for 3 days (Day 1, 2 and 3).
● Level 1 will be conducted for the first two days in both, morning and evening shifts,
with each shift of 90 minutes. Level 1 will be an elimination round and its cutoff will depend upon the performance
of the participants.
● ROUND 2:
No of players: 2
Things needed: Completed sudoku and pen/pencil
How it works
Let us imagine a sudoku map as a collection of 9 TicTacToe maps.
In TicTacToe, we use X and O s, here we use shapes( preferably squares and circles)
Different way of giving points.
The game begins here
Player 1: Makes a outline of square in any number in the map except at the centre of 9 squares( as we all know , centre place is so advantageous)
Player 2: Makes a circular outline in any unit.
Then the next player should shade, a number in their shape , with a rule as follows
Where x is his old number and n is his choices for the new number.
This goes on and on,with players making squares and circular shades.
3 continuous units = 1point
Common unit that completes 2 rows=2 points
differently if you fill 5 units with your shape in a 3x3 square =1 point.
Points add up.
Winner is the one who reaches 13 points.
It is not a group event.
In Level 1, question papers will be distributed and participants should finish it within the limit. Time taken to complete will be noted for judging purpose in case if there is any tie.
Participants that clear level 1 should attend level 2 that would be conducted in LH.
Cut off for level 1 will be decided based on the performance of participants.
Finally in level 2, top 10 will be given certificates and top 3 will be given prizes/ goodies.
For deciding the winner in level 2, marks of level 1 will not be considered.
Event manager's decision is final.
1) What is Puzzlemania?
It is a puzzle game which focuses on assessing the analytical and problem-solving skills of the Participants. The types of puzzles involved will be Sudoku, Kakuro, word puzzle Number puzzles, riddles, etc.
2) When will the event happen?
Please check the schedule for Venue and timings. For further queries contact the event manager.
3) What do I need to bring for the event?
Bring a pen/ pencil for writing your answers on the paper. NIT Trichy students need to give their Roll No. and others should have their Pragyan’17 ID with.
4) Is this a team event?
No. This is NOT a team event. Individual participation is required. If anyone is caught doing any malpractice, his/her participation will be cancelled.
5) How to register for Puzzlemania?
On‐spot registration will be done, no prior preregistration required.
6) What is the event format?
It will be held in two rounds. In the first round, question papers will be distributed at desk and participants have to submit it back in time. Those qualifying will be called for the second round and instructions regarding that will be given.
7) What is Sudokube and how it will be included in PuzzleMania?
Sudokube is a variation of Rubik’s Cube in which the faces have numbers one to nine on the sides instead of colors. The aim is to solve Sudoku puzzles on one or more of the sides. It will be included in Level 2 Only. Cubes will be provided and 20 minutes are allotted for solving and returning it. The faster solution will be given preference. There is no partial marking.
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